Student senators at the April 9 Student Government Association meeting discussed a proposed by-law amendment, swore in the organization’s new at-large members and briefly discussed a number of on-campus issues.
The SGA Finance Committee said they are in the process of working on the budget for SGA-funded campus organizations for the 2013-14 academic year.
It was announced that the university’s Parking Committee — comprised of administrators, faculty members and students — will meet April 10. The committee is set to discuss, among other things, the possibility of implementing clearer signage and night parking in the parking lots. Night parking would involve allowing students to park in visitor lots at time, when there are little to no visitors present on campus.
SGA president Erik Muckey announced Brendan Johnson will speaking at the April 16 SGA meeting. Johnson, a USD graduate and former SGA president, is the son of longtime South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, who announced he will not seek re-election in 2014 at a press conference March 26 at USD.
Muckey also encouraged senators to participate in an online student satisfaction survey for the university. According to Muckey, only 8 percent of students have responded to the survey so far, and the university has relied heavily on such research for the past 40 years.